Hailakandi: It is of paramount importance to inculcate scientific temper in young minds and in creating an environment for igniting fresh innovative ideas, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli said on Thursday.
Inaugurating the three-day Vigyan Chetna Yatra (Science Awareness Rally) coinciding with the 67th foundation day of the Assam Science Society at Gyanjyoti HS School, Jalli urged the teachers to instill scientific temper among the students. “Science and technology, which are key drivers of economic and social development, can contribute towards sustainable and inclusive development of the country,” she said.
Pointing out that science education is a catalyst for the development and growth of society, she said scientific temperament from a tender age will pave the way for innovative thinking.
“Innovative and appropriate technologies can bring about a sea change in living conditions of the people,” she added. The Deputy Commissioner praised the activities of the Assam Science Society (ASS), Hailakandi. Speaking on the occasion, Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha said science has great power to banish blind beliefs and superstitions.
He wanted children to develop inquisitiveness, core competence, determination, perseverance and the courage to pursue their dreams and a scientific bent of mind. Jha also demonstrated some magic tricks giving scientific explanations behind them. Vice President, ASS, Dr.Debashish Guhathakurta and Secretary, ASS, Hailakandi, Dr.Rupam Sen were also present on the occasion. The program is being jointly organized by Assam Science Technology and Environment Council and Assam Science Society, Hailakandi branch.